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Brampton secures Federal and Provincial investment of $128M towards third Brampton Transit facility


​​BRAMPTON, ON (April 15, 2021) – Today, Mayor Patrick Brown; Brampton City Councillors; Maninder Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton East and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development on behalf of The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and Amarjot Sandhu Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton West, on behalf of The Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure announced funding for Brampton Transit’s third storage and maintenance facility.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $69.9 million in this project through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS) of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing over $58.2 million, and the City of Brampton is contributing more than $46.6 million.

Phase 1 of the project includes the construction of an approximately 400,000 square foot transit maintenance and storage facility with up to 36 maintenance bays and approximately 40 overhead garage doors to accommodate up to 250 standard 40 foot equivalent buses, in addition to administrative and maintenance support space. Work also includes installing fixed and mobile hoists, a vehicle inspection pit, an overhead crane, fuel storage and dispensing systems, vehicle location and radio system, and backup electricity generation.

The construction of this new facility will improve the capacity, quality, and safety of public transit infrastructure for Brampton, and allow for the future installation of infrastructure to service electric buses, creating cleaner and more efficient transportation methods for residents. The City of Brampton continues to seek $150M in additional funding to electrify the facility.

This funding will help cover the costs of constructing Phase 1 of the facility. This new facility is targeted for construction in two phases starting in 2022, with Phase 1 opening estimated for late 2024.

The City is currently in the Environmental Project Report (EPR) Review Period for this project. The report is open for review at Brampton.ca/transitfacility until April 19. Those with feedback can connect with the listed Project Contacts.

Links
• Canada and Ontario invest in public transit infrastructure for residents of Brampton
• Third Transit Facility Environmental Project Report (EPR) Review Period
• City of Brampton plans to construct one of North America’s largest electric bus transit facilities supporting zero-emission buses

Quotes

“We welcome the Government of Canada’s and the Government of Ontario’s investments in Brampton Transit’s third storage and maintenance facility. Brampton Transit is one of the fastest-growing transit systems in Canada and the new facility will help support our accessible and connected transit network and create approximately 850 new Brampton jobs per year in its construction, and around 1,000 jobs when the facility is fully built and operating. Building on our Council’s commitment to being a Green City, we continue to seek funding to electrify the facility.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Brampton is a leader in sustainability and it is only fitting that our transit network is well-connected and eco-friendly. Brampton City Council is excited to receive support from all levels of government for Brampton Transit’s third storage and maintenance facility, as we look forward to transitioning to an electric, zero-emission bus fleet and meeting our sustainability goals.”
- Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Public Works and Engineering, City of Brampton

“The City of Brampton is dedicated to building a sustainable and energy-efficient transit system, and these investments will support a milestone project in our green initiatives – a third transit facility. We look forward to continuing to work with our stakeholders to bring investment to Brampton.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

“Today’s investment will help create Brampton's largest transit maintenance and storage facility. This will ensure that residents have access to quality and safe public transit options for years to come, create good paying jobs, while also creating future opportunities for green and low-carbon transit systems. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.”
- Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development and Member of Parliament for Brampton East, on behalf of The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“The Government of Ontario is once again demonstrating its commitment to improving transit infrastructure in the province by partnering with our federal and municipal colleagues to make this crucial investment. A new transit terminal is just another step in our plan to get Bramptonians spending less time commuting and more time at home with their families.”
- Amarjot Sandhu, Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton West on behalf of The Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure

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MEDIA CONTACT
Christine Sharma
Media Relations, City of Brampton
647.242.4319 | christine.sharma@brampton.ca